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What’s It Like? myBlee is a math practice and tutorial app for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. First, users set up an account (using an email address, username, and grade level), then kids can launch straight into the lessons and step-by-step instructions. They can scroll through the lesson icons and select the one they wish to complete. Each lesson consists of six levels, with brief instruction followed by a set of questions. Kids can repeat lessons, but they have to complete a lesson in order to move on to the next one. After answering a question using either the pencil tool or a touchscreen feature, kids tap a check mark to find out whether they answered correctly.
Pros: Instruction, practice, feedback, and the ability to easily track progress make this a very well-rounded learning tool.
Cons: The audio sounds robotic and may distract at times, and the monthly fee is a little steep.
Bottom line: A supportive tutoring system with excellent features; try out the free version first to make sure it suits your classroom and your kids.